The family name Britnell has been established since the middle ages. Britnell is a early English occupational last name. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1069 in the county of Worcestershire in England.
Britnell is the 478th most popular name in the UK. There are approximately 82311 with the surname Britnell living in Europe. The 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom shows the highest number of Britnell's in the county of Oxfordshire. If history is to be believed the late eighteenth century Britnell's liked a drink or six. A tarnished history is evident, particularly around the winter of 1895 when Edward Britnell stole a race horse and was sentenced to jail. Members of the Britnell family participated in the D-day assult.